photo set for Friday
women pilots in attendance are invited to gather on
AeroShell Square at 10:30 a.m. Friday (following the annual
Women in Aviation Breakfast) to be in the photograph of the
world’s largest gathering of women pilots.
aviators from around the world will have several opportunities to
encourage other women to explore the limitless possibilities of
flight at AirVenture this year. They may even wind up being part of
a world record!
a joint effort by EAA and Women in Aviation International (WAI),
aims to attract women as pilots through the presentation of
programs, seminars, speakers, and events during the week. One of the
special initiatives planned is a giant logbook that will track the
number of women pilots attending this year. The logbook will be on
display throughout the week in the EAA Welcome Center, allowing
women pilots—current or otherwise (including student pilots)—to
sign in and participate in an attempt to establish a world record
for the largest single gathering of women aviators in history.
goal of WomenVenture is to encourage women aviators to share their
passion for flight with other women around the world and increase
the ranks of females involved in aviation," says Elissa Lines,
EAA vice president of business and donor relations and a private
Also joining in will
be The Ninety-Nines, whose president, Pat Prentiss, states,
"Promoting, mentoring, and supporting women pilots since 1929,
the International Organization of Women Pilots, known for nearly a
century as The Ninety-Nines, is delighted to join with the efforts
of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and Women in Aviation International to
showcase the unlimited aviation opportunities for women in all
pursuits of aviation and aerospace."
hopes to increase participation of women in the world of
aviation—not only as pilots, but also as mechanics, designers,
builders, journalists, photographers, and even enthusiastic
volunteers. "We want women to know that there’s no limit to
what they can do in aviation, no matter what their age," says
Dr. Peggy Chabrian, WAI president.
You’re a woman
pilot but won’t make it to AirVenture Oshkosh this year? Please
take a moment to complete a brief online form located at https://Secure.EAA.org/airventure/womenventure.html.